Special Education and the Next Civil Rights Frontier for Human Rights [IEP 001]
We’re going way back in today’s episode. We’re chatting about one of the most influential cases in American history that helped lay the foundation for our special education laws today. We also discuss the importance of the language we use to describe children living with disabilities.
What You’ll Learn in this Episode:
- How Brown v. Board of Education (1954), where the court decided that separate is not equal, set up the foundation for the special education conversation
- In 1975, the Senate established the IDEA ? Individuals with Disabilities Education Act which indicated that children needed to be in school whether or not they had a disability
- Why it’s important to use person-first language like “children living with a disability” instead of a “disabled person”
- How and why we’re trying to change the perception of “disability”
- Where do we learn our perceptions anyways?
- What is Free and Appropriate Public Education and why is it important?
- What does the Constitution guarantee anyways when it comes to education?
- Find out more about our non-profit organization, the Inclusive Education Project
Our non-profit: www.iepcalifornia.org
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